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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Team GB: Houghton, Ingle & Weir called Football Olympics 2021

 Team GB: Steph Houghton, Sophie Ingle and Caroline Weir called for women's football at Tokyo Olympics 2021.

England captain Steph Houghton and Wales skipper Sophie Ingle have been named in Team GB's women's football squad at this summer's Tokyo Olympics.

Scotland pair Caroline Weir and Kim Little are the only other non-English players in the 18-strong squad.

Chelsea's Women's Super League player of the year Fran Kirby is included and veteran midfielder Jill Scott is one of 11 Manchester City players called up.

There are no Northern Irish players in Hege Riise's squad.

The 2020 Best Fifa Women's player award winner Lucy Bronze is selected for her first Olympics.

Team GB women's begins their journey at Tokyo Olympics:

Great Britain, who went out in the quarter-finals in their last Olympics appearance at London 2012, start their Tokyo campaign against Chile on Wednesday, 21 July, before further Group E games against hosts Japan and 2016 bronze medallists Canada.

Team GB announced Women's Football squad, Full Players List for Tokyo Olympics 2021.

Goalkeepers:   Karen Bardsley, (Man City and England), Ellie Roebuck (Man City and England)

Defenders:   Millie Bright (Chelsea and England), Lucy Bronze (Man City and England), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash and England), Steph Houghton (Man City and England), Demi Stokes (Man City and England), Leah Williamson (Arsenal and England)

Midfielders:   Sophie Ingle (Chelsea and Wales), Kim Little (Arsenal and Scotland), Jill Scott (Man City and England), Keira Walsh (Man City and England), Caroline Weir (Man City and Scotland)

Forwards:    Lauren Hemp (Man City and England), Fran Kirby (Chelsea and England), Nikita Parris (Lyon and England), Georgia Stanway (Man City and England), Ellen White (Man City and England)

Reserves:   Sandy MacIver (Everton and England), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal and England), Niamh Charles (Chelsea and England), Ella Toone (Man Utd and England).......

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